Germany Out Of 2018 World Cup

Defending champions Germany are out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Joachim Low’s side were defeated by South Korea in their final Group E game at Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia. It is the first time since 1938 they exit the group stage of a World Cup.

The Germans needed all three points to qualify to the round of 16 and despite having the majority of the possession, they failed to find the back of the net, finishing bottom of their group.

Trouble started for Germany when Kim Young-gwon found the back of the net in the 92nd-minute. The goal was awarded after a video assistant referee decision.

Then six minutes into stoppage time, with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the opponents’ half, Son Heung-min was left in space and tapped a long pass into an empty net to seal Germany’s fate.

It is the first time the defending champions will exit the group stage since 2002.

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Sweden, who beat Mexico 3-0, have topped the group. Mexico come second.

Edson Alvarez’s own goal, and strikes from Ludwig Augustinsson and Andreas Granqvist gave Sweden victory.

The handsome win for Sweden means they now face Group E’s runners-up, while Mexico face that group’s winners.

South Korea are also packing their bags but they go home having knocked out the defending champions.

Germany won the World Cup in 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014

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